The Ultimate Marriage Vow – Day 6
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Day 6 – To Honor You as the Head of Our Home
Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything. Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her. (Ephesians 5:24-25, NIV)
Today’s Marriage Vow – To Honor You as the Head of Our Home
Marriage, the way that God designed it to be, should reflect our relationship with Christ and submission to Him as our Lord. The Bible tells us that a man is to love his wife as Christ loved the church and gave Himself for it.
When we consider everything that Jesus did for us, only then can we see the responsibility that is placed on our husbands. A humble servant, who was willing to die for His bride.
The Bible tells us that the husband is the head of the wife and that the wife should submit to her husband. With that, let’s remember that submission is a powerful choice.
Submission is a beautiful word when it’s in the right context. It stems from the word mission which means to release, to send, or let go. It’s a mission we choose, to step down as we yield ourselves to God’s will.
Jesus did both when He came to this world. He gave Himself up for His bride, and He lowered Himself in submission. A King who came to serve and to die taught us that equality isn’t something we use to our own advantage.
Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. (Philippians 2:6-7, NIV)
Excerpt from The Ultimate Marriage Vow – Day 6 (affiliate link)
While you honor your husband as the head of your home, seek ways to encourage him in his role as a leader.
Appreciate the Little Things
At the close of each day, jot down some appreciation, gratitude, or admiration. For example, you might want to record something that you appreciate about your husband: maybe there’s something you’re grateful for, or perhaps he went out of his way to do something special. Doing this exercise at the end of each day will help you to gain a deeper appreciation of the blessings at hand.
Let’s Not Forget Prayer
The best plan of attack starts with a morning prayer. God helps us formulate a plan, and He helps us to achieve it.
David once wrote, “My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.” (Psalm 5:3, KJV)
David knew what it took to slay a giant. He knew that his wisdom and strength rested on the power of God, and he drew on it daily.
And so I want to remind you to bring your marriage to prayer. Bring your husband to prayer. Bring your home to prayer. And, if you have children bring them to prayer. Lay them down at the feet of our Savior each and every morning asking God to bless and protect them. You won’t find better protection for your marriage, than that which only God can provide!
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Surrender Your Marriage to God…
Too many couples give up. They part ways before they experience the joy of growing together God’s way.
I’ve been there. I’ve smelled the stench of death in my own marriage. We’ve been to rock bottom where all hope was seemingly lost. But that wasn’t the end—something incredible happened when we surrendered our marriage to God. Winter turned to Spring, Spring turned into Summer, and here we are decades later thanking God for His life-saving grace.
And so, I’m asking, will you give me 21 days? That’s all I’m asking you for—3 weeks, 10 minutes a day, and a gentle heart that’s willing to yield. Give me 21 days to show you what God can do for your marriage. 21 days to remind you that marriage is a gift worth fighting for. 21 days to love on and pray for your husband. 21 days to a life filled with love, joy, and peace. 21 days to a life-long commitment.
About the Author
DARLENE SCHACHT is an award-winning and NYT best-selling author. She is the founder of Time-Warp Wife Ministries, an online publication that encourages women to live Christ-centered lives.
Her passion for scripture and hunger for truth is the driving force behind a unique ministry that offers Bible studies and daily marriage prayers. Darlene is joined by her husband Michael on the daily podcast “5-Minute Marriage.”
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